MP: FIR against Digvijaya Singh over protests against govt land allocation to RSS

A case has been registered against 10 Congress leaders including former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh and his fellow Congress MLA PC Sharma at Ashoka Garden police station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh after they demonstrated Sunday against the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government who had allotted 10,000 square feet of land to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organisation Laghu Udyog Bharati.

The senior Congress politician Singh has announced that if the allotment is not canceled and the wall is built, he will demolish it. 

Reports say after identification on the basis of videography of protests, about 200 other Congress leaders and workers will be arrested after police register a case against them.

The former Chief Minister said the Govindpura industrial estate was developed for ancillary units of the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in Bhopal. The park land in the estate is being allotted to this organisation without changing the land title and securing due permissions. 95 per cent of the industrialists are opposed to the land allotment to this body,” he said.

“One side CM is having photo ops planting trees & on the other side he is allotting Park which has trees planted by successive CMs including Babulal Gaur Shivraj Chauhan and myself among other Ministers. RSS organisation has already cut the trees for bhumi poojan. Double Standard,” former CM tweeted.

On Sunday, a large number of district Congress workers led by Digvijay Singh reached Govindpura industrial area to protest and raised slogans against the saffron party government.

“As former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh ji and other senior leaders who came to protest against giving the park land to the RSS, Shivraj reminded them of the British Raj by using a water cannon. Shivraj sir, demonstration is a given right in a democracy, Congressmen are not afraid of your repression,” the Madhya Pradesh Congress alleged.

Congress leader and former Union minister Arun Yadav condemned the use of force by police against the party workers and Singh.

The BJP regime allotted the land to an organisation affiliated to the RSS. Police used force when Congress workers staged a protest. The CM should take action against erring officials, Yadav demanded.